I noticed recently that a self-rated player on another team in my league got DQ'd after four matches. Scores were (all singles matches): 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-1 One of these was against another self-rated, other three were against computer rated. None was against an adjusted that appealed down. I was a bit surprised to see the DQ - I know that it all depends on the rating of the beaten players, but only one is I think close to the top of the level (but just going based on having played them in the past). And this is after just four matches, none of which were a complete beatdown. Anyway, makes no difference really since the team this player is on is weak and not in contention, and they had lost all their team matches so far. So losing the DQ lines did not change anything. But I thought I would share a few observations about the situation: * Seems like it is easier to get DQ'd than some might think. * Seems like it penalizes the ignorant but not always the cheaters. What I mean by that is that in this case I think it was a honest case of the player underestimating his skill. Because there is no way this team was going to do well anyway, so no real incentive for sandbagging. But on the other hand, teams that are trying to gain an unfair advantage typically have captains crafty enough to manipulate the system to prevent DQ.